Marketing Internship with Volunteer Organization in Cape Town


You’ll be part of a South African based company that runs social impact and conservation programs throughout Africa, and facilitates volunteer placements for people around the world.

For this internship you can either travel to Cape Town, South Africa, or you can work remotely. As a (virtual) marketing intern, you’ll get a thorough understanding of the digital marketing landscape, and you’ll get to build your resume through a variety of tasks. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in venturing into the field of marketing, and keen to get some professional experience under their belt.

As a marketing intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Market research
  • Digital marketing
  • Search engine optimization
  • Content marketing
  • Product research and strategy


You’ll be part of an award-winning company that has been running volunteer programs in Africa for over 15 years, African Impact. Working in seven different African countries, the company runs community development, wildlife conservation, and environmental programs on a grassroots level. Volunteers from around the world join to help make a sustainable impact, and to enjoy an enriching experience in beautiful parts of the continent. 


What you’ll do

During this remote marketing internship, you can expect to get involved in a wide range of areas. Your tasks may vary depending on your skills, experience, and interests, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Assisting with marketing research, which includes analysis of industry trends, demographics, and market demands
  • Doing product research and assisting with product development and strategy
  • Doing SEO focused content writing
  • Assisting with SEO analysis and improvement Helping manage social media platforms
  • Assisting with digital marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with overall digital marketing and product strategy

The requirements for applicants for this remote creative writing internship are;

  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Some experience in / knowledge of content marketing is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good online research skills
  • An interest in development work is an advantage


If you travel to Cape Town, you’ll be staying at the Lenox, a comfortable guest house in the heart of Cape Town. Built in the old Cape Dutch style, the Lenox is characterful and spacious. It has a garden with a barbeque area, a large dining room, and several other communal spaces. Shared bedrooms take four to eight people, and there are plenty of single rooms available as well (at an extra fee). You’ll be walking distance from a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, and at a great spot for some of the touristy highlights Cape Town has to offer as well. (As well as for views of Table Mountain!)


The start dates for this internship are flexible; we will discuss the options with you during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

2 MONTHS USD 1,814
3 MONTHS USD 2,382
4 MONTHS USD 2,949
5 MONTHS USD 3,517
6 MONTHS USD 4,084

Remote internship: USD 525

What you are paying for:
  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes
  • Regular check ins during your internship with you and your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
Volunteer Organization
Marketing, SEO, Product research
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 1,814 (in-person) / USD 525 (remote)

I wanted to gain international marketing experience and boost my resume. During my internship, I was challenged with several tasks that made me think differently and apply the skills that I have learned at school to actual problems to find possible solutions. By completing my internship, I was able to further develop my skills and gain a better understanding of international marketing and the travel and tourism industry. I would recommend an internship with Roots Interns and African Impact to anyone who is interested in volunteer work, travel and tourism, and international business and marketing.

Kurtis, United States, Marketing Internship
  • Gain practical experience in marketing and communications to a worldwide audience
  • Contribute to an organization that aims to provide exceptional volunteer experiences to our volunteers while making an impact in the communications they work with
  • Develop your skills in digital marketing, SEO, market and product research
  • Opportunity to get involved with content creation as well
  • Live and work from from the comfort of your home
2 MONTHS USD 1,814
3 MONTHS USD 2,382
4 MONTHS USD 2,949
Remote internship USD 525 

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If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us


We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!


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